A list of appearances, programs, book signings, etc.
Check back often for updates. Times are local to the event (Columbus, Indiana, is in the Eastern Time zone).
March 11: Local Author Fair, Clark Pleasant Branch of the Johnson County (Ind.) Public Library, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. I’ll be one of 27 local authors participating. 350 Clearwater Blvd., Whiteland, IN 46184, 317-535-6206.
July 11: Book signing, Edinburgh Wright-Hageman Public Library, Edinburgh, IN
Aug. 1: Book signing/extravaganza. Wine, cheese, jazz music, a talk by me on the making of the Buddy book, Milwaukee Artists Resource Network, Milwaukee
Aug. 11: Book signing, Starbucks, National Road, Columbus, IN
Aug. 16: Book signing/program, Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus, IN
Sept. 23: Fox-6 TV in Milwaukee, 8:45 a.m. LIVE, in-studio interview with Brad Hicks on the Weekend Wake Up Show.
Sept. 25: Book signing/program, Wauwatosa Public Library, Wauwatosa, WI.
Oct. 6: Featured speaker at The 2012 Writers Conference at the Crump Theatre, 425 Third St., Columbus, Indiana. Sponsored by Pen It! Magazine. Spoke on journalism and a little on my book.
Oct. 13, Program/book signing at the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse, Wauwatosa, WI.
Jan. 8, Wauwatosa Historical Society event: program and book signing, First Congregational Church, 1511 Church St., Wauwatosa, WI
Jan. 23, Private book club event in Franklin, IN
Jan. 23, Book signing at 66 Water Street Arts Cafe, Franklin, IN.
March 19, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program at the UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. (The Plankinton Building), Milwaukee.
March 21, Program at Wauwatosa Hart Park Senior Center, Wauwatosa, WI.
June 22, July 20 and Aug. 17, at the Bartholomew County Writers Group table at The Columbus City Farmers Market. Columbus, IN.
Aug. 19, 7 p.m., multimedia presentation/book signing at Yes Cinema, Columbus, IN. Also a benefit for the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Care Center, a nonprofit agency helping out folks in central Columbus. Experts spoke on societal subjects that are introduced in the book.
Nov. 9, Greenwood (Ind.) Public Library local author fair. Greenwood, IN.
June 16: Presenting at the Central Indiana Writers Association monthly meeting, Greenwood, IN.
Sept. 27: Edgerton (Wis.) Sterling North Book and Film Festival, Edgerton High School. Several authors and film types gave presentations, and many more sold books. I gave presentations on my book. The event is named for Thomas Sterling North, an author who went by Sterling North professionally and was born a few miles from Edgerton in 1906.
April 25: Presented “RESEARCHING NONFICTION: From personal interviews to document discovery” at the Spring Writers Conference, at the Yes Cinema, Columbus, IN.
July 18: Taught a class at AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop, Waukesha, WI. Title was: “RESEARCHING NONFICTION AND TURNING IT INTO FICTION.”
Nov. 21: Author’s Fair at the Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus, IN
April 3: Read about Vivian Carter, a pioneering African-American deejay and record producer during a book launch event for Louise Hillery’s “Bold Women in Indiana” at Hotel Indigo, Columbus, IN
April 9: Part of a panel for the Young Authors & Illustrators Forum, for kids age 10 and up, at the Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus, IN.
May 28: Pen It! Publications Authors Fair, Edinburgh Premium Outlets, Edinburgh, IN.
Oct. 7-9: Imaginaium Convention, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Louisville, KY. Served as a panel expert at the following sessions: Historical Writing; New Author Boot Camp; Faith in Fiction; Breaking into Freelance Writing; Homonyms, Semi-Colons, Serial Commas, Oh My!
June 26: Program/book signing at Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus, IN
June 27: Program/book signing at the Harlequin Theatre, Fair Oaks Mall, Columbus, IN
Aug. 5: PenIt! Publications Day. Bartholomew County Pubic Library, I spoke on researching and writing nonfiction.
Aug. 12 and Aug. 19: Signature Saturday Authors Event at Viewpoint Books
Oct. 6-8: Imaginaium Convention, Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, Kentucky. Served as a panel expert for the second consecutive year, this time on the following panels: Finding Inspiration for Stories, Non-Fiction, and Fantastic First Lines.
Oct. 14: Greenwood Public Library Local Authors Fair, Greenwood, IN
Oct. 21: Half Price Books, Greenwood. Book signing, Greenwood, IN.
Oct. 28: Friends of the Brookfield Public Library Meet the Author event. Brookfield, WI
Nov. 18: Half Price Books, Bloomington. Book signing, Bloomington, IN
Nov. 19: Book Signing at River City Winery Franklin Tasting Room, Franklin, IN.
Dec. 7: Program at Meridian Kiwanis Club meeting, Columbus, IN. My wife and I spoke on our journeys as writers.
Dec. 21: Program at Meridian Kiwanis Club meeting, Columbus, IN. I spoke on “Wicked Columbus, Indiana.”
April 14: 8th Annual Kentuckiana Authors Fair, La Grange Community Center, La Grange, KY.
July 21: Local Authors Rock! Bartholomew County Public Library , Columbus, IN.
Oct. 5-7: Imaginaium Convention, Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY. Served as guest panelist on the following panels: Book signing etiquette, non-fiction, tips to become a freelance magazine writer.
Oct. 20: Greenwood Public Library Authors Fair, Greenwood, IN. 1-3 p.m.
Oct. 25: Columbus Past, Present & Future program at Ivy Tech Community College, Columbus, IN.
Nov. 3: Wild Geese Bookshop, Franklin, IN, 1-3 p.m. Second anniversary celebration. Coincided with the Shop Small Saturday promotion in downtown Franklin.
Nov. 8: Pappy Wilson’s Harvest Frolic. I played the part of Homer Portnoy, a theater projectionist who gave a review of Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, “Rope,” in this radio-style play. At The Historic Artcraft Theatre, Franklin, IN.
Nov. 11: Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis.
Dec. 13-14: It’s a Wonderful Life radio-style play at the Edinburgh Pixy Theatre. I played the parts of Uncle Billy and Sam Wainwright in this radio-style play put on by The New Mercury Theater. Edinburgh, IN
March 23: Johnson County Public Library’s inaugural local authors fair. Clark-Pleasant Branch community room, New Whiteland, IN.
March 28: Columbus High 12 Club meeting at Sirloin Stockade, Columbus, IN, Presentation on “Wicked Columbus, Indiana.”
Sept. 14: Local author book signing, Viewpoint Books, Columbus, IN.
Oct. 11-13: Imaginaium Convention, Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY. An all-weekend fiesta of writing, gaming, film, etc. I served as a guest panelist on the following panels: How to Get Along with Editors, Research Done Right, Non-Fiction Writing, Walking in Another’s Shoes (writing from different points of view).
Nov. 8: Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 9: Wild Geese Bookshop, book signing, 10 a.m. to noon. Franklin, IN.
Dec. 7: Holiday Craft & Gift Show, Greenwood High School, Greenwood, IN.
Dec. 13 and Dec. 21: Greenwood Park Mall Local Authors kiosk, Greenwood, IN.
Feb. 10: Writing presentation at Columbus Signature Academy – Central Middle School, Columbus, IN.
Feb. 22: Book signing at Books & Brews, Indianapolis, IN.
April 23: Program for Meridian Kiwanis Club meeting, Columbus, IN. Via video. My wife and I will speak on all the exciting professional changes we’ve made in the past six months, which include adjusting to the Coronavirus.
Sept. 21-27: 7th Annual Imaginaium Convention, based in Louisville, Ky., via video chat. I participated as a guest on these panels: “To Tale the Truth,” a nonfiction writing panel, “How to be a Good Panelist,” and “Contracts: The Good, the Bad and the Oh Heck No!”
Oct. 26: Presentation at the Golden K Kiwanis Club meeting, Columbus, IN
Jan. 21: Zoom presentation with my wife on being an author and publisher for a Girl Scout troop in the San Francisco Bay area.
July 9-11: 8th Annual Imaginaium Convention, Louisville, Ky. I moderated two panels and served as a guest panelist on four other panels: Let the Truth Be Told (researching and writing nonfiction); Importance of Cover Art; Layout/Design; Character Clichés (avoiding them); The Search for Editors (and what types of editors there are); Writer’s Programs (computer programs to help with organization, spelling, grammar, etc).
July 20: Tales of Columbus, program on my book, Wicked Columbus, Indiana, at the Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus, IN. Live in the conference room. Library will have a feed on its YouTube and Facebook accounts, too.
Feb. 21: Interviewed with Bait and Switch podcast, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Podcast segment one features discussion of Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher and posted Feb. 27-28. Segment two covered Wicked Columbus, Indiana, as well as my publishing efforts with PathBinder Publishing and other avenues, and posted March 7-8.
July 8-10: Ninth annual Imaginarium Convention. Louisville, Ky., At Holiday Inn Louisville East. I served as a guest panelist on these panels: Historical Fiction, Freelancing Choices, Writing Prompts, Nonfiction, Poetic Writing.
Nov. 16: Short Story Contest Awards Ceremony at Greenwood Public Library. I served as one of two authors who gave writing and publishing advice.
Dec. 11 and 18: Cider Sundays at Viewpoint Books, Columbus, Ind. Local authors sold books, while the store offered hot cider and snacks.